WILL SPEAK IF HE DWELLS!
“….for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you” (Mathew 10:20).
Since the Spirit of the Father dwells in your heart, do not worry over what to speak and how to speak when you stand before the kings and priests to speak. Christ Himself has promised saying, “It is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you” (Mathew 10:20).
Every day we speak about many things. It has been ascertained that a man speaks 29 thousand words in a day and for a woman, the figure stands at 35 thousand. Out of these words, many are unwanted and slandering in nature. Most of these words are used for portraying oneself to be righteous and to accuse all others. “In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise” (Proverbs 10:19).
Many a time, we regret for having spoken in a bad way. Our conscience also pinpoints the same and because of this, the burden of sin keeps on increasing. So, seek the support of God while you speak. If the Holy Spirit speaks, He will speak according to the will of God. He will speak the pure things and in the way, it is to be spoken. “And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he (Stephen) spoke” (Acts 6:10). May God give such a power of speech also to you!
Father Berkmans wrote a wonderful song. Seek from God as the song says “Of, Holy Spirit who dwells in us. In this day, guide us today according to your will. Of, Holy Spirit, guide us in where to go and prevent us from going to places of your unliking.” Since he is within you, He not only talks from within but he also guides you.
What is Isaiah’s witness of experience? “The Lord God has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens me morning by morning, He awakens my ear to hear as the learned” (Isaiah 50:4). Yes, dear children of God, let this witness be your experience.
Since Christ is dwelling in your heart, your heart will always be overflowing with a good theme (Psalm 45:1). “For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks” (Luke 6:45). So, dear children of God, Since Christ who is the Heavenly guest stays within you, He will advocate and will perfect that which concerns you.
To meditate: “The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me and His word was on my tongue” (II Samuel 23:2)